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Hebrew: עִוָּה —transliteration: Ivah, Ivvah or Avva

also known as: Ivvah and Avva

This is a city of the Assyrians from which colonists were brought to Samaria (2 Kings 18:34; 19:13).

It lay on the Euphrates, between Sepharvaim and Henah, and is supposed by some to have been the “Ahava” of Ezra 8:15 KJV and the “Ava” of 2 Kings 17:24 KJV.

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Article Version: June 4, 2021